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Boston Cream Pie


4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sifted* cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Custard Filling
1 1/2 cups milk
1 pkg (3 1/4 oz) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
Vanilla extract

2 squares unsweetened chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Vanilla extract

1. In large bowl, let eggs warm to room temperature.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. At medium speed, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until very thick and light – about 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, sift flour with baking powder and salt. In measure comp, combine 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and lemon juice. Blend flour mixture, one third at a tim, into egg mixture, alternately with water mixture. Beat 1 minute.

4. Turn into 2 ungreased, 9-inch layer pans, dividing evenly. Bake 25 minutes, until surface springs back when pressed with fingertip. Invert pans, setting rims on 2 other pans. COol 1 hour. Make filling: Make pudding as label directs, reducing milk to 1 1/2 cups; add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool; refrigerate, with sheet of waxed paper placed directly on surface, several hours.

5. Make Glaze: In small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove fom heat; add sugar and 3/4 teaspoons vanilla, mixing until smooth. Stir in 2 21/ to 3 tablespoons hot water, one teaspoon at a time, until glaze is of pouring consistency.

6. To assemble: On cake plate, put cake layers together with filling; pour glaze over top, letting it run down sides. Refrigerate – about 1/2 hour. Makes 8 servings.

*Sift before measuring

©Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

3 cups (1 1/2lb) dried navy beans
3/4 lb salt pork
1 medium onion
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 cup light molasses

1. Day before serving: Wash beans, discarding imperfect ones. Cover beans with 2 quarts cold water; refrigerate, covered, overnight.

2. Next day: Drain beans. Turn beans into 6-quart kettle. Cover with 2 quarts cold water.

3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid.

4. Preheat oven to 300F.

5. Trim rind from salt pork. Cut pork almost through, at 1/2 inch intervals.

6. Place onion in bottom of 4-quart bean pot or casserole. Add beans; bury pork, cut side down, in center of beans.

7. Heat reserved bean liquid to boiling.

8. Combine remaining ingredients. Stir in 1 cup boiling bean liquid. Pour over beans. Add about 1 1/2 cups boiling liquid just to cover beans.

9. Bake, covered, 6 hours. Stir once every hour, so beans cook evenly. If they seem dry after stirring, add a little boiling water.

10. To brown top of beans, remove cover for last 30 minutes of baking time.

Makes 8 Servings.

©Copyright 1973 by The McCalls Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.